ONE of the region’s fastest growing digital marketing agencies has made its first two appointments of 2024 to help strengthen its expanding team and broaden its reach to clients around the world.

Alphageek Digital, based in Friar Gate, Derby, has hired senior PPC specialist James Anderson and client success manager Issy McParland, to bring the award-winning agency’s headcount to 24.

The company, which was founded in 2019, provides digital marketing to more than 50 major companies, which are based across four different continents.

Senior PPC specialist James Anderson and client success manager Issy McParland have joined Alphageek Digital

James, 24, has joined the team from Center Parcs head office, in Newark, where he was employed as a PPC executive, after completing a digital marketing apprenticeship in Nottingham.

He said: “At Center Parcs I worked alongside an agency and although I was great at the theory and analytical side, I wanted a more hands-on approach, which I’m excited about tackling here.

“I’ll be working with between 15 and 20 clients which is really exciting and was a big draw for me. Center Parcs had very strict brand guidelines and I will have the opportunity to be much more creative here, which is exactly what I was looking for.

“Alphageek Digital is an impressive business, the technical talent is second-to-none and it is an ambitious company – I’m really looking forward to growing alongside them.”

Meanwhile Issy, 27, has four years’ experience working for a fast-paced technology firm as a programme manager.

The former Allestree Woodlands and Ecclesbourne School pupil said: “In my previous role I was a programme manager which was a process driven role which involved doing a little bit of everything – from buying to project and account managing.

“I wanted to be more creative and my focus with Alphageek is to be the middleman between our clients and the technical side. I have a business and marketing degree from Sheffield Hallam, so this will allow me to exploit those skills too.

“There is a great culture here at Alphageek; it’s a fun environment, but everyone is highly motivated and very skilled in their specialisms. They also have some really cool clients, so I’m thrilled to have joined the team.”

Alphageek Digital offers a whole range of digital marketing including online advertising, pay-per-click campaigns, SEO, web design and development, content creation, and brand amplification services. 

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